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September 18, 2021
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Guitarist Steve Lukather to perform in Bucharest


The famous guitarist Steve Lukather will perform a show in a Bucharest club on July 23, the organizers announced on Thursday. The tickets for this show cost RON 70 and are purchasable in the Germanos network, at the Becker Brau Live Music Club and online, on the website www.eventim.ro. Born on October 21, 1957, Steve Lukather is a famous guitarist, vocalist, composer and music producer, and the winner of five Grammy Awards, after twelve nominations. He was a founder of the reputed band Toto, and remained a member of this band throughout its existence, during 1976 – 2008. Beside his albums recorded with Toto or under his own name, Steve Lukather became one of the most appreciated studio musicians. He attended the recording of over 1,000 albums, throughout 36 years, for artists approaching a great variety of genres, from Aretha Franklin to Warren Zevon. Among other artists, he worked with Michael Jackson, Don Henley, Stevie Nicks, Lionel Ritchie, Richard Marxx, etc. Steve Lukather attended music projects and tours with Eric Clapton, Santana, Larry Carlton and Derek Sherinian.


France to provide Romania assistancefor improving patrimony protecting laws


The Culture, Religious Denominations and National Patrimony Minister Paleologu met his French counterpart Frederic Mitterand during his visit in France. During the meeting, the French Minister proposed to provide Romania assistance for issuing a law on patronage of art and for adapting the laws regarding patrimony protection to European standards, a press release sent to Nine O’ Clock informs. Moreover, Ministers Paleologu and Mitterand agreed to organize a common exhibition “Paris – Bucharest 1870 – 1940,” a representative period for the cultural relations of the two countries.

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BUSINESS

NEWS IN BRIEF

Alexandrina Gatej, former Unilever CEO, appointed presidential advisor


The former Unilever CEO, Corina – Alexandrina Gatej, was appointed on Friday presidential advisor within the Department Domestic and International Affairs within the Presidential Administration. “President of Romania, Traian Basescu, signed on Friday, July 10, 2009, the decree to appoint Mrs. Corina – Alexandrina Gatej, as presidential advisor, within the Department Domestic and International Affairs in the Presidential Administration”, according to a press release of the presidency for mass media. The Department for Internal and International Affairs is a newly established one within the Administration from Cotroceni.


The general manager of Real Hypermarket Romania quits the office


The general manager of the retailer Real Hypermarket Romania, part of the German group Metro, left, as of Friday, July 10, the company which he ran for two years and a half, a successor for this office being expected soon. “Tjeerd Jegen, general manager of Real Hypermarket Romania, left the company for a new challenge, to continue his career outside Metro Group”, according to a press release issued by the retailer. During his tenure, Real Romania opened 13 hypermarkets, reaching a total number of 21 units.


AVAS asks PM for a control at former Rodipet


The Authority responsible for State Assets Resolution (AVAS) asked the PM Control Body to conduct a control in relation to the situation of media distributor Network Press Concept, former Rodipet. “This measure comes to complete AVAS decision to execute the mortgage, to appoint a temporary administrator at Rodipet and to terminate the privatization contract following the failure of the buyer, Magnar Two, to observe the clauses undertaken”, according to AVAS press release. The institution specifies that in keeping with he provisions of the Managing Board provisions, AVAS shall undertake the legal steps to address the termination of the privatization contract and to act for the annulment of the documents subsequent to the conclusion of this contract.


CEC Bank capitalization budget lowered again


CEC bank capitalization budget was diminished by the Government for the second time over the past ten days, from RON 795 M to RON 753 M, the difference being earmarked to the Fund Guaranteeing Rural Credit, to guarantee the deposit certificates for farmers. “Ministry of Finances had underwritten RON 753 M for the raise of CEC Bank equity capital, an amount approved to have this destination within the state budget for 2009”, according to an ordinance approved by the Government, Mediafax informs. At the end of June, the Government eliminated CEC capitalization deadline and it decided that Ministry of Finances would underwrite the equity capital raise by RON 795 M, as against RON 900 M, decided by the former Cabinet, the balance being used at that time to capitalize the SMEs Counter – Guaranteeing Fund.

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